Premier League Gameweek 7: Cheers and Jeers

Here’s a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from week seven of the Premier League.


  1. Norwich: The scoreboard doesn’t reflect how well this newly promoted side played at Old Trafford.
  2. Jonas Gutierrez: He evaded three defenders with a wonderful weaving run through the Wolves defense, finishing with a goal.
  3. Tim Howard: His penalty save brought back the life to a side that was playing a man down.
  4. Andy Carroll: The much-maligned striker picked a good time to send home a left-footed smash.
  5. Newcastle: A solid victory for a club that is making its way towards European football.
  6. Tim Krul: The Magpies’ keeper delivered several significant stops in the match against Wolverhampton.
  7. Gabriel Agbonlahor:  The Aston Villa striker not only scored a goal, but also made a tremendous run to set up a second.
  8. Mario Balotelli: Very quietly, Super Mario’s play is starting to round into form.
  9. Frank Lampard: The midfielder showed his critics that he still has a role in Chelsea’s starting squad.
  10. Fulham: The Cottagers have endured many jeers so far this season, but they exploded for a total of six goals on Sunday.  Hopefully, this leads to a turning point in their campaign.
  11. Andy Johnson: His three goals helped Fulham secure their first win in league play.
  12. Kyle Walker: The hero of the north London derby sent home a thirty-yard screamer to break the tie against Arsenal.
  13. Adam Johnson: Getting a rare start, the Manchester City man curled home a splendid shot to open the goal scoring against Blackburn.


  1. Martin Atkinson: The red card on Jack Rodwell was disgraceful in a match that was pretty even throughout.
  2. QPR: Just when it looked like the Rangers were going to be a dangerous team, they allow six goals to a squad that had scored a total of four goals all season.
  3. Bolton: Chelsea is a strong side, but the Wanderers’ defense was lacking all day.
  4. Adam Bogdan: It was a day to forget for the rookie Bolton keeper.
  5. Stoke City: Swansea City is starting to make a name for themselves, however this was a fixture that Stoke should have gotten some points out of if they want to stay in the upper half of the division.
  6. Ryan Shawcross: The Potter’s captain made an unneeded challenge that lead to a penalty kick for Swansea.
  7. The Everton fans: A terrible red card was called against their player, but it still is not an excuse for throwing objects at the opposing team. Luckily no one was injured.
  8. Wigan: Four straight losses in the league as they continue to struggle to produce anything offensively.
  9. Arsenal: The Gunners played better against Spurs, but it’s still about results. The fact is that Arsenal has only won four of their last fourteen league matches.
  10. Steve Kean: Speaking about Blackburn’s loss to Manchester City, “It is certainly not something I am enjoying but I can take it on the chin.” Talk about stating the obvious.
  11. Luis Suarez: Yes, he scored a goal. But his dramatics during the Rodwell challenge were uncalled for as he certainly did not win any fans at Goodison Park.
  12. The International Break: I know that these breaks are necessary for Euro and qualifying, but they become more of a nuisance at times as they interrupt the flow of league fixtures.

3 thoughts on “Premier League Gameweek 7: Cheers and Jeers”

  1. The shine of Owen Coyle has really rubbed off. Since the thrashing at the hands of Stoke in FA Cup semi, Bolton have been dismal.

    They have no attack and have been missing their best midfielder in Stuart Holden. Regardless, Coyle has not been able to get Bolton to stop leaking goals.

    There is still time to turn it around but the season can fly quickly when you’re desperate for points.

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